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Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs  by Dreamflower 9 Review(s)
PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 18 on 5/8/2012
I love this dribble-- done very well and in so few words yet captures the moment wonderfully. Love this! =)

Author Reply: Thank you!

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 18 on 4/2/2009
You have a knack for picking out the bits no one else has thought of -- or maybe they have, I just haven't read them, but in any case...this is brilliant, you really captured Frodo's desperation here.

Author Reply: I don't think I've ever seen it from anyone else, though I'm sure that *someone* else has thought of it!

Yes, he must have been truly desperate, thinking all was lost!

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/18/2008
What a delightfully spooky series! I never considered Frodo's POV of the Choices of Master Samwise. It's very likely he could have been conscious enough to understand some of what was going on, and of course he would want his dear Sam to save himself. Very intriguing.

Author Reply: I thought it would be horrible, if Frodo retained just enough consciousness to realize the danger, but was unable to move or communicate in any way!

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/2/2008
This wasn't actually spooky, but very impressive. Argh, Shelob's sting must have been a terrible thing!

Author Reply: No, not exactly spooky, but pretty terrifying, nonetheless.

I think it must have been--Frodo seemed to have suffered from it just as much if not more so than the Morgul-wound in subsequent years! And when you think that Shelob was probably Ungoliant's spawn...*shudder*

CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/1/2008
Ah, I was expecting this last one to be about Frodo since you'd already gotten all the other hobbits...

The first dribble was chilling, especially the description of the heartbeat. As for the second, the idea of just being able to hear what was going on (wholly plausible, too, as hearing's supposed to be one of the last senses to go) but not being able to do anything, and Frodo's thoughts immediately going to Sam--perfect!

Author Reply: Yes, it just had to be Frodo!

I tried to imagine his reaction to the poison: all of his perception and feeling trapped on the inside of his body, nothing from the outside save hearing. He would have felt panicked and helpless, and yes, he would be fearing for Sam's life, because he would think he himself was doomed.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/1/2008
I have wondered whether Frodo was conscious at this point enough to have his heart broken by Sam's grief and be helpless to assure him that he was not dead. Two great pieces out of a terrible moment for them both. Thanks for this series!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I have wondered, too. And for the purposes of this dribble, I assumed he was: paralyzed, but able to hear what was going on around him--helpless, trapped. It's a horrid thought, but I would not be surprised if it were that way.

I'm glad you enjoyed these dribbles!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/1/2008
It must have been a dreadful experience for Frodo to find out that he couldn't move, couldn't see or speak, but could hear everything! A *real* nightmare!

Once again I'm fascinated by what you can express by using the dribble form. It's perfect here.

Author Reply: It's a horrid nightmare! I've often thought how dreadful it would be to be completely paralyzed and unable to communicate, and yet aware of all that is going on!

It's an interesting verse form. And, as far as I know, it is unique to fanfic--I've never seen it in "professional" poetry anthologies.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/1/2008
brrrr....a stiletto of fire. This one really made me shiver.

Author Reply: I thought it would make a contrast to the stab of the Morgul-blade. If that one made Frodo icy cold, then perhaps Shelob's sting would be fiery--venom often seems to burn...

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 18 on 10/31/2008
This had to have been among the most traumatic moments of the actual trip into Mordor--these moments when he became near catatonic, when he could not move at all or give any sign of life. I'm unsure how much he would be aware, then or later; but the pain of the bite must have been a torture!

Perfect imagery for that time!

Author Reply: I'm unsure as well. But the assumption that he was at least able to hear makes it much more dramatic. It would have been a horrid experience, and torture of the worst kind.

Thank you!

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